I'd say most likely the problem lies in DNS.. To many oddities for it to be
majordomo itself. Majordomo really don't care how you call it or what you
call it just as long as it can find perl, it's wrapper and all of the
required aliases. If it was working before the machine name changed then
thats the first place I would head. You might want to reboot your DNS
server(s) and then do a nslookup from that machine and make sure it can see
all the correct 'A' and 'MX' records.. Although after playing with majordomo
for almost three years I think I can say that the 'MX' records don't really
mean squat to majordomo.. It's more reliant on the 'A' records. I run our
Majordomo setup without any 'MX' records whatsoever .. Just plain old 'A'
records.. No 'CNAME' or 'MX' records and it's rather happy with that. And
has been for over a year now.
But anyways that my two cents..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Liston" <email@example.com>
To: "Clayton McGow" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Majordomo-Users@GreatCircle.COM" <Majordomo-Users@greatcircle.com>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: majordomo madness
Clayton McGow wrote:
> I recently changed the name of our box to
> "ns1.ourdomain.com" from "raq7.ourdomain.com", and since
> then I have not been able to send email to
Changing the name of a box has several requirements. Did
you fill all of them? Did you leave the old A and MX records
in DNS for legacy sake? Did you leave the old and put the
new hostname in your sendmail.cw file? Did you make changes
to majordomo.cf to reflect the new hostname? Any changes to
your hosts file?
> also I note this strangeness that appears to be related:
> If I telnet to the machine and type echo 'help'|mail
> everything works as it should: I receive the correct help
> file at my non-local mailbox.
What user are you telneting in as? Not majordomo I hope.
> but if I try echo 'help' |mail
> "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo" I get
> mj_majordomo: ABORT
> Majordomo@ourdomain.com: is not a valid return address.
> And, as I said before, I cant send email to
> email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
What happens if you send majordomo commands to the old
address? Are you sure your DNS records (A, MX, and ALIAS)
> Does that sound familiar to anyone?